Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Are your settings on NO-REPLY?

Ok, I'm doing it again....

I didn't want to....

But I have to say it.....

Do you leave a comment on Homeroad and

you don't get a reply from me?

Did you ask me a very detailed question, 

expect an answer and didn't hear back?

Are you a new follower and I never

wrote back to you to say Hello??

Then you probably have a 

No-Reply Setting....

More than half of the comments I get every day 

are from followers that have their settings on

"NO REPLY"

and you don't even know it! You ask a 

good question and you expect an answer but you don't...

I really try to email back every comment... 

and... 

You can not win a contest here or anyplace 

else if you are on no-reply!

So...

I'm re-posting this from Jodi at 

Pleasant Home

she gave us all some great information on how to switch your settings. She will walk you through it! 

Please take the time to read this: 





NO-REPLY ?

What is a NO-REPLY blogger?


1. Suzie leaves a comment on Jodi's blog asking a question.


2. Jodi has all her comments sent directly to her email.


3. Jodi checks her email and reads Suzie's question. Jodi
clicks reply. Shazam! Up pops Suzie's name but instead of her email address, it say's NO-REPLY. Argh!

4. Suzie doesn't have an Email associated with her blogger blog/blogger profile. Which means no one can reply to any of the comments or questions that she leaves. Boo Hoo.


You may not even know that you are a NO-REPLY blogger. No worries.


Follow these instructions to see if you are a NO-REPLY blogger:


Sign in to Blogger and bring up your Dashboard or Profile Page. Click on EDIT PROFILE.

See the third box down (SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS) there should be a check mark in it.

and
Scroll down; see the section titled IDENTITY. See the box labeled EMAIL ADDRESS. Your Email address should be in that box.

If there is no email in that box or if you don't have the Show My Email Address box checked. You are a NO-REPLY blogger.

#1
ARGUMENT often heard from NO-REPLY bloggers:

I DON'T want my personal email out there for the whole world to see....

Good News! You don't have to. You can set up a "generic" email address to be associated with your blog. (You just need to remember to check it often) (especially if you leave a comment or ask a question on another blog).


CLICK HERE to see my profile. Notice below my photo there is a box labeled CONTACT. Just below that you will see a link that say's EMAIL. If you click on this link, you can email me. AND it also means that I have an email associated with my blog,,, so when I leave a comment on another blog, that blogger can email me a reply. (does your profile show an EMAIL link? If not.... You're a NO-REPLY blogger)

And really the majority of "seasoned" bloggers will agree; It's good blogging etiquette to have an email associated with your blog. Especially if you're going to be blogging, commenting, asking questions, participating in Give Aways, etc. etc. etc.

Here's your assignment for the day. Check your PROFILE. Are you a NO-REPLY blogger?
Yes? Well I would LoVe it, if you
either use the email you already have, or set up a new "generic" email and put it in your profile.

Use the instructions above to make sure your email is in your profile, and email me with any questions. CEPT! If you are a NO-REPLY. Please remember to put your email address in the body of your email.


P.S.
A new email in your profile WILL NOT CHANGE THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU USE TO SIGN IN TO YOUR BLOG.

I hope this helps you!
Susan

11 comments:

  1. Do you mind if I copy and repost this as well?

    -Aaron

    www.mudpiesandmarigolds.blogspot.com

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  2. Great post! I think that by choosing to begin a blog in the first place means a blogger puts his/herself out there for the whole world to see... Isn't that what blogging is all about? Building our readership?? :-)

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  3. I just recently posted about this as well.

    Great post!

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  4. hiya , you seem to be in the know about this blogging and i am a newbie ( a yes please do reply newbie...lol) my question is you know when i click on one of my fabulous followers and i click on their tumbnail and their profile pops up ? why have some boggers got a link to their blog and some have not they only have alist of blogs that they follow x hope i made some sort of sense its just frustrating when i cant visit a new followers blog ????
    thanks for reading
    xmaggiex

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  5. Good information! I left mine off at first, not realizing that my personal email wouldn't have to be used! Thanks for your visit and your sweet comments! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  6. Thanks. I didn't even realize I was a no-reply person. I'm a new follower too. I now fixed it though! :D

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  7. Thanks! I didn't realize I was on no-reply...now it's fixed :)

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  8. Great advice! Loved your dragonfly project on the Graphics Fairy this week!
    Cathy

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  9. Thanks, I didn't have a check in the box!

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  10. Okay, what if I've checked all my stettings in blogger and they're correct, but I keep coming up as NO-REPLY. I've checked them at least 8 times (not kidding). Now what do I do?

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Thank you for stopping by, I love your comments and I will do my best to reply to all your questions and comments. Please make sure your settings will accept emails so I can get back to you... I am sorry I am no longer accepting comments from anonymous readers, the spam was taking over.
Have a nice day.
Susan

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